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Annapurna Circuit Trek

Considered one of the best treks in the world, this trek takes you through distinct regional scenery of rivers, flora, fauna and above all – mountains. There are four regions that are passed through on the trek; Lamjung, Manang, Mustang and Myagdi. Lamjung and Myagdi of the lower elevations are both predominantly Hindu and with lush green subtropical valleys with villages and terraced farming.

Manang and Mustang are of the higher elevations and are predominantly Tibetan Buddhist. The Manang people are Gurung (not Tibetan descent) and are very proud of their unique cultural heritage and merging of lower land Gurung and Tibetan cultural influences.

The trek goes counter-clockwise from Besisahar to Nayapul and reaches its summit in Thorung La (pass) at the height of 5416m, or 17,769 feet. The route goes past the following mountains: Manaslu (an 8,000-plus meter peak), Langtang Himal, Annapurna II and IV, Annapurna III and Gangapurna, and, of course, Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri — passing through the world’s deepest gorge in between those two 8,000-plus meter peaks. Poon Hill, at the end of the trek, affords views of those two mountains, as well as South Annapurna and Macchupucchre, the “Fishtail Mountain.”

This is a “teahouse trek,” meaning there are villages with lodges and restaurants to eat and stay in along the entire route.


1 pax: $3,100

2-4 pax: $2,400

5-8 pax: $2,045

9+ pax: $1,840

Duration: 20 days
Max elevation: 5,416 m
Activity: trekking
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Brief Itinerary

Day 1:
Arrival in Kathmandu (1315m/4264 ft)

Day 2:
Kathmandu city sightseeing

Day 3:
Kathmandu- Chame (2710m/8891ft): 5-6 hours

Day 4:
Chame- Pisang (3300m/10824ft): 5-6 hours

Day 5:
Pisang- Ghyaru- Ngawal

Day 6:
Ngawal-Manang

Day 7:
Manang :Rest Day

Day 8:
Manang- Yak kharka (4110m/13484ft): 3-4 hours

Day 9:
Yak Kharka- Thorong Phedi (4600/15092ft): 3-4 hours

Day 10:
Thorong Phedi- Muktinath (3800m/12467ft): 7-8 hours

Day 11:
Muktinath-Marpha (2670m/8760ft): 4-5 hours

Day 12:
Marpha-Kalopani (1200m/3937ft): 5-6 hours

Day 13:
Kalopani-Tatopani- Ghorepani (2850m/9350ft):6-7 hours

Day 14:
Tatopani- Ghorepani (2850m/9350ft): 7-8 hours

Day 15:
Ghorepani- Tadapani (2710m/8891ft): 6-7 hours

Day 16:
Tadapani- Ghandruk- Pokhara (850m/2789ft): 5-6 hours trek, 1 hour drive

Day 17:
Pokhara Tour

Day 18:
Pokhara- Kathmandu

Day 19:
Kathmandu: Bhaktapur Sightseeing

Day 20:
Departure

Included

  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in Aria Boutique Hotel & Spa or Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa, double occupancy, with breakfast
  • All sightseeing by deluxe vehicle with guide
  • National Park entry fee
  • TIMS Card & ACAP Permit
  • Accommodation (in lodges along the way)
  • Food: 3 meals a day (provided from the menu)
  • Tea / Coffee 3 times a day
  • A good English speaking Sherpa guide & required porter/s
  • Essential equipment like trekking stick, sleeping bag, dawn jacket, water bottle, rain poncho
  • All sightseeing entrance fees
  • First Aid Kit Bag
  • Insurance for Staff

Not included

  • Lunch & dinner during stay in Pokhara & Kathmandu
  • Any bar bills, laundry, tips
  • Emergency rescue
  • Any extra cost not mentioned in "Included" section